Billy Williams Let's have a song upon the Phonograph (CDR4)
Billy Williams (real name Richard Banks) knew how to advertise himself and as a publicity gimmick, travelled around London in an open car wearing a blue
velvet suit. This was so associated with him that he became known as "The man in the Velvet Suit". His most famous song, When Father papered the Parlour, is still remembered today. He was a best seller with his discs, but also recorded on phonograph cylinders some of which feature
on this CD. The CD contains 20 tracks, all transferred from original cylinders which were made between 1906 - 1913.
Let's have a song upon the phonograph I'm the man that buried Flanagan It's mine when you've done with it Land where the Women wear the trousers Poor old England Why do you think I look so gay? Save a little one for me I must go home tonight In the land where there are no girls Don't go out with him tonight When Father papered the Parlour A tale of Paris Soap and Water All the silver from the silvery moon We don't want more daylight Little Willie's Woodbines John go and put your trousers on It's a wonder what little things lead to As good as money in the bank Parody - All coons look alike to me